Definition for TRAF'FICK

TRAF'FICK, n. [Fr. trafic; It. traffico; Sp. trafago; a compound of L. trans, Celtic tra and facio, or some other verb of the like elements.]

  1. Trade; commerce, either by barter or by buying and selling. This word, like trade, comprehends every species of dealing in the exchange or passing of goods or merchandise from hand to hand for an equivalent, unless the business of retailing may be excepted. It signifies appropriately foreign trade, but is not limited to that. My father, / A merchant of great traffick through the world. Shak.
  2. Commodities for market. Gay.

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